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Seattle Homecoming

As of last Friday May 25th, I am officially a Seattle resident for the first time since 2004.  I’m so happy to be back and can’t wait to start playing lots of great music with all the amazing musicians here.

So far I’m having a blast!  Trekked out to the Gorge on Saturday to see my friends in tUnE-yArDs tear it up in front of a very enthusiastic Sasquatch audience.  Also got to enjoy a mind-blowing performance by the Legendary Roots Crew from side-stage.  Questlove is my hero!  Then on Sunday night I played my first Seattle gig with Wayne Horvitz’s conduction band at the Royal Room.

Spread the word Seattle people, I’m ready to dive in and start doing some good work.  Recently revamped the teaching page on my website.  I’ll be available to teach from my new home in the Roosevelt neighborhood as well as a little bit at the Gallery 1412 near Capital Hill.  Also, I’ll be curating the Racer Session on Sunday June 17th (Father’s Day) at 8pm sharp.  More info to come.

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The Seven Days of Lennie (Day 7)

I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You is not a Tristano original, but is nonetheless very connected to Tristano’s recorded legacy.  “Ghost of a Chance” has been recorded countless times by many of the greats including Bing Crosby (who co-authored the lyrics), Lester Young, Frank Sinatra, etc…  As far as I can tell there are only three recordings of Lennie playing this song:

1) Solo on September 23rd 1947 for the Victor Label

2) With Lee Konitz at the Confucius Restaurant on June 11th, 1955

3) Solo in Copenhagen on October 31st 1965.

I love each version, but have been really digging the early solo version lately.


Thanks for following along on The Seven Days of Lennie.  If any of you will be in Seattle on November 4th and 5th, I’ll be performing all of these compositions (and more) with my Quintet at the Gallery 1412 and Egan’s Ballard Jam House respectively.  For more details go here.

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